Academics


History Major

History Major

History isn't just about times, places, and people from a distant past. History helps us understand the present and its challenges, bringing them — and the human experience — into sharper focus. When you choose Northwest University's history major, you'll join a vibrant community of scholars, gaining a breadth of knowledge and analytical skills that will serve you well in any career path. And by looking into the past for the wisdom it can offer, you'll be well prepared to navigate your future.

Why History at NU?

  • Benefit from small classes that offer direct engagement with professors.
  • Learn from highly qualified faculty members who are excellent scholars.
  • Explore the intersection of biblical and religious studies, anthropology and culture, and socio-political events in a rigorous academic environment.
  • Engage in in-depth study of specific historical eras, while also having the option of supplementing your learning with complementary subjects such as art and literature, psychology and sociology, philosophy, or political science.

Common Career Paths

A degree from NU can help you launch your career immediately after graduation. Some of the fields that a degree in history can open up for you include:

  • Business
  • Politics
  • Law
  • Teaching/Professorship
  • Cross-Cultural Work
  • Government Service
  • Ministry
  • Graduate Studies

Word from the College of Arts & Sciences

Jonathon Burt

Jonathon Burt

Visiting Assistant Professor of History

"In an age of the exponential growth of data, men and women seeking an effective filter to understand these times will only find it if they possess a right understanding of the past. Here at NU, we work from an interpretive model that draws from the Bible, cultural studies, and anthropology to make sense of all of the past as well as the present. Our small class sizes facilitate a personalized, engaging learning environment where you'll interact with faculty and fellow students. This community of scholars shares academic interests and aspirations as well as a unity of purpose that is rooted in our personal and corporate experience of and commitment to Christ and His Kingdom."

Course Listings

A complete list of courses for the History Major can be found in the Academic Catalog »

Academic Catalog

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